Silence (2017)

Martin Scorsese's SILENCE tells the story of two Christian missionaries (Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver) who face the ultimate test of faith when they travel to Japan in search of their missing mentor (Liam Neeson) - at a time when… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 13, 2017
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Silence ends Martin Scorsese's decades-long creative quest with a thoughtful, emotionally resonant look at spirituality and human nature that stands among the director's finest works.

Amy Nicholson

Scorsese doesn't glorify martyrdom, and he doesn't even hate the killers. He makes death as blunt and dull and useless as a snapped pencil. The point is that there is no point.

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Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

This may not be Scorsese's best film, but it's unquestionably his most impassioned.

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J. Olson

A staggering work of absolute confidence and absolute uncertainty that endeavors to both embody and crack the great conundrum of faith.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

Alternately powerful and somnolent.

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Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

Scorsese's abiding passion and respect for his source material are everywhere in evidence. For once, perhaps, they are a little too great.

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Michael Smith
Tulsa World

Silence is purely for the faithful, including those believers in the cult of Scorsese as master filmmaker.

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Adam Graham
Detroit News

For those not exulted by the inner-workings of devotion, it's a slog.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

"Silence" feels like a career summation for a filmmaker who has spent his life exploring his faith through his work. Here is a movie about the importance of religion that will move you, regardless of whichever God you worship - or don't.

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Kristian M. Lin
Fort Worth Weekly

Whatever your beliefs might be, it will make you think.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Nate Zoebl
A nearly three-hour movie about Portuguese Jesuit priests facing persecution in 17th century Japan and struggling with the personal demands and costs of their… More
Ben Bruflat
Silence is the passion project of filmmaker Martin Scorsese (The Departed, Wolf of Wall Street) and stars Andrew Garfield (The Social Network, Hacksaw Ridge)… More
Paul Fuchs
Here we have it, a film I've been anticipating for months, from visionary, genius director Martin Scorsese. Silence tells the story of two Jesuit priests,… More
Thomas Drufke
We're lucky to have this film in theaters. Martin Scorsese worked to get it made for close to 30 years. While I can't fault the importance or… More
Patrick Wrye
After seeing the Amazing Spiderman run, I never thought that I would see Andrew Garfield in the type of acting he has had recently (first in Hacksaw Ridge and… More